Author Archives: Yehoshua Pfeffer

Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer teaches at Yeshiva Chedvas HaTorah in Jerusalem and works for the Tikvah Fund as director of programs for the Haredi community. He has served as rabbinical judge on a Jerusalem Beis Din and is the long-time rabbi of the website.

The Sukkot Transition: From Individual to Community

by R. Yehoshua Pfeffer The calendar transition from the gravity of the Days of Awe to the festive atmosphere of Sukkot involves a change of atmosphere laden with religious meaning. According to one suggestion raised by the Midrash (Midrash Tanhuma, Emor 18), the change reflects two phases of a single process: Rosh Hashanah heralds the beginning of war, a ten-day ...

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